Councillors' Register of Interests.

Jo Harding made this Freedom of Information request to Dumfries and Galloway Council

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Dear Dumfries and Galloway Council,

The council website has been updated to show the situation with details for councillors after the election last May. On the former webpage it had details showing the Register of Interests for each councillor. The new site doesn't include this information.

Where is it possible to obtain information on the individual councillors Register of Interests please?

Yours faithfully,

Jo Harding

Dumfries and Galloway Council

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Dumfries and Galloway Council

Please find below the Council's response to your request 263465 which was received on 27/06/2017.

Details of request:
The council website has been updated to show the situation with details for councillors after the election last May. On the former webpage it had details showing the Register of Interests for each councillor. The new site doesn't include this information.

Where is it possible to obtain information on the individual councillors Register of Interests please?

Response:

The register of members interests is published and is available via the link below:

http://egenda.dumgal.gov.uk/aksdumgal/us...

The location is different to last year but it is published. Further technical work is also to be completed which includes reinstating a link from each members page.

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FOI Unit
Dumfries and Galloway Council

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Dear Dumfries and Galloway Council,

The link you gave does not work any longer. The information still isn't on your website. It is unacceptable that there is no access to the Councillors' Register of Interests. Is this deliberate policy?

Yours faithfully,

Jo Harding

FOI, Dumfries and Galloway Council

Dear Ms Harding

Thank you for your email, however we have just tried the link provided and it does still work. Can we suggest that you give it another try?

http://egenda.dumgal.gov.uk/aksdumgal/us...

The link is to the Published Register of Interests page and from there are buttons which provide details for each Elected Member.

Kind regards

FOI Unit
Dumfries and Galloway Council

Dear FOI,

Thank you, I confirm it has worked now.

Yours sincerely,

Jo Harding